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Table 2 Describes the organisation, size and geography of included municipalities

From: A qualitative study of what care workers do to provide patient safety at home through telecare

Municipality Integration and organisation of the social alarm Size and geography
1 The municipality was changing to digital alarms. When the alarm was activated there was a direct connection to home care workers Mid-size city in the Inland region with 30,000 inhabitants.
2 They had both analogue and digital alarms. A private call centre received alarm calls and allocated them further to home care services Rural location on an island in the north of Norway with 2600 inhabitants.
3 They had analogue alarms and were trying out digital alarms with added devices. The alarms calls were received at a public call centre and allocated further to home care services. Mid-size rural location in the Inland with 8000 inhabitants
4 They had analogue alarms and were trying out digital alarms with added devices to new user groups. The alarms calls were received at a public call centre and allocated further to home care services. Mid-size rural location in the Inland with 13,000 inhabitants
5 They had an analogue alarm system and were trying out a digital new system. Rural location in the mountains with less than 2000 inhabitants